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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • ODWC Weekly Fishing Report

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  • The following information is provided by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation:
     
    Arbuckle: March 31. Elevation 6 1/3 ft. below normal, water 58-60 and clear. Fish are tough to find while moving from deep to shallow. Most fish can be found in both shallow and down to 25 ft. Crappie slow around docks; they were up one day in shallows - on the move. White bass are also on the move; use of electronics can aid the locating of fish. Bass fishing is tough also but some nice ones being caught on crankbaits, jerk baits, jigs and Alabama rigs. Report submitted by Jack Melton.
     
    Blue River: April 2. Elevation slightly above normal, water 58 and murky. Trout fair on garlic Power Bait, small in-line spinnerbaits and jigs. Fly fishing fair on woolly buggers, midges, emergers and caddis flies around falls and riffles. Smallmouth and spotted bass good on soft plastics around structure in deeper pools. Channel catfish fair on stinkbait. The final rainbow trout stocking occurred on March 18. Report submitted by Matt Gamble, biologist at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area.
     
    Broken Bow: March 31. Water mid 50s and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on crankbaits and flukes in shallower water around structure. Crappie good on minnows and jigs in shallows along structure, banks and points. Walleye good on crawdad colored crankbaits and grubs at 8-10 ft. in the upper end of the lake, around islands and rocky structure. Report submitted by Dru Polk, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
     
    Eufaula: March 31. Elevation 2 1/2 ft. below normal, water 56 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on jerk baits and crankbaits along rocky areas. White bass good on jigs below the dam when running water. Blue catfish fair on shad along shallow flats. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 4-8 ft. around docks and slow to fair at 1-3 ft. at the very south end and very north end of the lake along the banks. Report submitted by Ed Rodebush, game warden stationed in McIntosh County.
     
    Hugo: March 31. Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water 52. Largemouth bass and crappie fair on minnows along the river channels and drop-offs. White bass fair trolling crankbaits in the upper river channel. Report submitted by Jay Harvey, game warden stationed in Choctaw and Bryan counties.
     
    Konawa: April 2. Elevation normal, water 62 and clear. Largemouth bass excellent on plastic worms 4-8 ft. along the cattails and points. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on shad and jigs at 15 ft. in the discharge canal. Channel catfish fair on cut shad at 15 ft. in discharge canal. Report submitted by Daryl Howser, game warden stationed in Seminole County.
     
    Lower Mountain Fork: March 31. Fishing has been great. In addition to midges and blue-winged olive mayflies, March Browns and tan caddis flies are beginning to take trout throughout the river. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
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    McGee Creek: March 31. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water 52 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on soft plastic baits at 15-25 ft. Crappie fair on minnows at 12-28 ft. over cedar brush in creek channels. Report submitted by Larry Luman, game warden stationed in Atoka County.
     
    Murray: April 1. Elevation 7 ft. below normal, water 53. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on soft plastic baits, spinnerbaits and crankbaits shallow around rocky structure. White bass fair to good on minnows and jigs trolling the northeast end near Martin’s Landing. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 3-4 ft. around structure, brush and rocks. Walleye fair on minnows and jigs along the dam just before dark. Report submitted by Jeremy Brothers, game warden stationed in Carter County.
     
    Pine Creek: March 31. Elevation below normal, water 47 and clear. Bass fair on soft plastic baits. Crappie good on minnows at the back of creek channels. Catfish fair on trotlines baited with cut shad. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
     
    Robert S. Kerr: April 2. Bass fair on crankbaits and stick baits off points, along creek channels and in coves up river. White and spotted bass excellent up the Canadian River; look for concentrations of gulls. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 2-4 ft. up Big San Bois Creek and in strip pits; look for improvement with warmer days. Channel and blue catfish excellent on trotlines and juglines baited with cut bait at 12-20 ft. close to creek and river channels. Report submitted by Allen Couch, game warden stationed in Haskell County.
     
    Sardis: March 29. Elevation normal, water 59. Largemouth bass good on jerk baits, shallow running crankbaits, Slug-Go lures, spinnerbaits and plastic worms at 4-6 ft. White bass fair on jigs. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait and dead minnows. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 4-6 ft. Walleye fair to good trolling at 8-12 ft. Report submitted by Dane Polk, game warden stationed in Pushmataha County.
     
    Texoma: March 31. Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water 52 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass fair to good on plastic worms and spinnerbaits at 10-15 ft. in creeks. Striped and white bass fair to good on live bait, slabs and sassy shad at 10-30 ft. from Alberta Creek to the islands. Channel and blue catfish fair to good on live bait, worms and stinkbait at 10-20 ft. from the Washita River to Platter Flats. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. around underwater brush. Sunfish fair on worms and small tube jigs and worms at 5-10 ft. around fishing docks. Report submitted by Danny Clubb, game warden stationed in Bryan County.
     
    Wister: March 31. Elevation 3 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie fair on minnows and white grubs at 10-12 ft. around brushy cover. Catfish fair on juglines and trotlines baited with cut bait and dead minnows at 10-15 ft. Report submitted by Randy Fennell, game warden stationed in LeFlore County.

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